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Explore Up Close is more than just our name - it's our travel style. It means we like taking the backroads, discovering what's around the next bend, and immersing ourselves in local culture. It means we love exploring places - and meeting people - with stories to tell. 

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Private Trips

Explore Up Close is about exploration travel - and we specialize in crafting custom travel for private groups. From educational travel for private institutions, to small groups of families and friends . . . contact us to discuss the possibilities! 

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Featured Trip

Normandy and Brittany: France's West Country

Discover powerful World War II history, charming medieval towns, and France's dramatic West Coast in July 2021! 

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